Through the Eastern Eyes III: Ninthavur

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

“Photojournalism provokes conversation and though which all good journalism should do. The exhibition provides an excellent teaching opportunity, fostering discussion about how we cover events of our time the need of society while talking about the profession and craft of journalism”~ Michael Parks (April 24, 1940-), American Actor and Singer

The youth of Ninthavur have taken a new turn in their lives today. They have had their maiden photo exhibition in their village. The 12 member Photo Voice team has undergone a professional training in Photo Journalism for one year, which was provided by Terre des hommes.

The youth were trained professionally to handle still cameras, light, angles, composition, capture various moments, write caption and make a photo journal.

Five villages from Batticaloa district and five villages from Ampara district were chosen and the youth were trained. The villages are namely Kalkuda, Kaluwankerny, Paalaiyadiththoona, Poonochchimunai and Puthukkudiyiruppu from Batticaloa district Kaaraitheevu, Ninthavur, Oluvil, Periyaneelaavanai and Saainthamruthu from Ampara district.

The photos taken by the youth in Ninthavur were displayed at today’s exhibition. The have highlighted the need to upgrade the facilities for the special need people in order to look after them well in Ninthavur. The photo voice team of Ninthavur has members from Muslim community.

Photo Exhibition by the youth from Ninthavur was held on April 25th 2010 at the Al-Matheena Vidyalayam which was organized by Terre des hommes .

Ninthavur which is situated in Ampara district between Saainthamaruthu and Oluvil. It has a total population of 42,600 people. There are 19,500 males and 23,100 females currently live in Ninthavur according to the Grama Sevaka official. Most of the men are fishermen, while some of them do cultivation.

Ninthavur Photo Voice Team Members:

Umar Mohamed Nihab, Samsudeen Mohamed Arshath, Sulaima Lebbe Mohamed Jahan, Zainulabdeen Mohamed Ruzaith, Mohamed Lafeer Mohamed Faheem, Farook Mohamed Rizath, Achi Mohamed Riyas, Mohamed Jabeer Fathima Nasrin, Mohamed Jabeer Mahira, Mohamed Yousuf Mureetha, Mohamed Buhari Fathima Sameera, Ameer Fathima Ameera , Naheemm Nathira, Hameed.

A view of the venue

Ninthavur Photo Voice Team

Villagers viewed the exhibition in large numbers

Map of Ninthavur

Neigbours viewing the exhibition

Sharing what they have learnt

Stakeholders in Ninthavur

Another section of the exhibition

Photos displayed at the exhibition

Future of Ninthavur

Comments are being made

Many attended the exhibition despite the hot weather
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6 Comments

  1. UM,Nihab says:

    all matters are very good and i like too.
    i am one of the Ninthavur Photo voice Team Member so that i am very glad to see these all.

    thank You
    Nihab.UM

  2. yaseer says:

    very good and good luck all of you .god help you all.

  3. UM.Nihab says:

    thanks MR Yaseer.

  4. Dhilip Nawaz says:

    It gladdens my heart to see the crop of this excellent talent. I feel so proud that these young ones put up such an excellent exhibition. They certainly need all assistance to harness their talents. Good luck to all members of the Ninthavur Photo Voice.

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  6. UM.Nihab says:

    i am Nihab, i am a member of the Ninthavur Photo Voice Team so that I would like to Thanking for Mr Dilip Nawaz and Mr. kingsly Ayasinghe.

    specialy we would like to thanking for Miss. Dushi madam. She is Guider for our Photo Voice Team.

    Thank You
    UM.Nihab (077 9770425)